SW WOMEN
Lizzo Opened the 2020
Grammys in Custom SW
The award-winning artist performed
in
one-of-a-kind MCKENZEE boots
3.2.2020
LIZZO'S MEMORABLE
GRAMMYS LOOK

Lizzo knows how to make an entrance!
The talented artist kicked off the 62nd Annual
Grammy Awards ceremony with a dance-filled
performance of her hits 'Cuz I Love You'
and 'Truth Hurts' — and serious sparkle
thanks to a pair of custom Stuart Weitzman
MCKENZEE boots embellished with
over 50,000 Swarovski crystals.

The MCKENZEE boot style — Stuart
Weitzman’s modern take on the classic
combat boot — was a symbolic choice made
by Brett Alan Nelson, one of the
trailblazing singer's stylists, as the silhouette
is a true representation of SW’s brand ethos
of celebrating strength in femininity with its
strong shape tempered by feminine crystals.

Lizzo herself also embodies strength in
femininity: The superstar has risen to the top
in her own way, leading her to become the
most-nominated artist at the Grammys with
eight nominations. She went on to win three,
including Best Pop Solo Performance,
Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best
Traditional R&B Performance.

LIZZO'S MEMORABLE GRAMMYS LOOK

Lizzo knows how to make an entrance! The talented artist kicked off the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
ceremony with a dance-filled performance of her hits 'Cuz I Love You' and 'Truth Hurts' —
and serious sparkle thanks to a pair of custom Stuart Weitzman MCKENZEE boots embellished
with over 50,000 Swarovski crystals.

The MCKENZEE boot style — Stuart Weitzman’s modern take on the classic combat boot — was
a symbolic choice made by Brett Alan Nelson, one of the trailblazing singer's stylists, as the silhouette
is a true representation of SW’s brand ethos of celebrating strength in femininity with its strong shape
tempered by feminine crystals.

Lizzo herself also embodies strength in femininity: The superstar has risen to the top in her own way,
leading her to become the most-nominated artist at the Grammys with eight nominations.
She went on to win three, including Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album and
Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Behind the
Scenes Spotlight

Nelson selected the MCKENZEE for its
ability to keep the star comfortable — and to
maximise her dance moves: “When dressing
Lizzo for a performance, I always think about
comfort first — that way she can not only
sing like the icon she is but dance like one,
too," Nelson says. "From my experience,
Stuart Weitzman always designs the most
comfortable shoes, so, of course, we chose
the brand’s iconic MCKENZEE boot for a
performance as iconic as the Grammys.”

The lightweight, rugged-yet-refined silhouette
features a moulded lug sole developed to be
as versatile and comfortable as a sneaker. As
such, the MCKENZEE stays true to the
SW brand DNA of melding fashion, function
and fit, while inspiring the ability to move
with confidence and comfort as you dance
through life.

Nelson then enlisted Vincent Michael
(a.k.a. The Disco Daddy) to add thousands of
crystals — each applied by hand —
to the look.

Behind the Scenes Spotlight

Nelson selected the MCKENZEE for its ability to keep the star comfortable — and to maximise
her dance moves: “When dressing Lizzo for a performance, I always think about comfort first — that way she
can not only sing like the icon she is but dance like one, too," Nelson says. "From my experience, Stuart
Weitzman always designs the most comfortable shoes, so, of course, we chose the brand’s iconic MCKENZEE
boot for a performance as iconic as the Grammys.”

The lightweight, rugged-yet-refined silhouette features a moulded lug sole developed to be as
versatile and comfortable as a sneaker. As such, the MCKENZEE stays true to the SW brand DNA of melding
fashion, function and fit, while inspiring the ability to move with confidence and comfort as you dance
through life.

Nelson then enlisted Vincent Michael (a.k.a. The Disco Daddy) to add thousands of crystals — each applied
by hand — to the look.

"I am always thinking about fashion, function
and fit when I design, so it is thrilling to see
Lizzo perform on such an important night
in our MCKENZEE boot, a style that truly
embodies those qualities,” says Stuart
Weitzman’s Head of Design, renowned
shoe designer Edmundo Castillo.
“Lizzo's stylist, Brett Alan Nelson, has taken
the silhouette to the next level with the
perfect amount of Swarovski excitement."

"I am always thinking about fashion, function and fit when I design, so it is thrilling to see Lizzo perform on
such an important night in our MCKENZEE boot, a style that truly embodies those qualities,” says Stuart
Weitzman’s Head of Design, renowned shoe designer Edmundo Castillo. “Lizzo's stylist, Brett Alan Nelson,
has taken the silhouette to the next level with the perfect amount of Swarovski excitement."

What Lizzo’s
Dancers Wore

Lizzo knows how to make an entrance!
The talented artist kicked off the 62nd Annual
Grammy Awards ceremony with a dance-filled
performance of her hits 'Cuz I Love You'
and 'Truth Hurts' — and serious sparkle
thanks to a pair of custom Stuart Weitzman
MCKENZEE boots embellished with
over 50,000 Swarovski crystals.

The MCKENZEE boot style — Stuart
Weitzman’s modern take on the classic
combat boot — was a symbolic choice made
by Brett Alan Nelson, one of the
trailblazing singer's stylists, as the silhouette
is a true representation of SW’s brand ethos
of celebrating strength in femininity with its
strong shape tempered by feminine crystals.

Lizzo herself also embodies strength in
femininity: The superstar has risen to the top
in her own way, leading her to become the
most-nominated artist at the Grammys with
eight nominations. She went on to win three,
including Best Pop Solo Performance,
Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best
Traditional R&B Performance.

PHOTO CREDITS
Stage photos: Getty Images
Sketch: Courtesy of Edmundo Castillo for
Stuart Weitzman

What Lizzo’s Dancers Wore

It wasn't only Lizzo who lit up the Grammys stage with sparkle — the artist’s 10 backup dancers also
wore a custom crystal-embellished version of our black HARTLEE sneakers.

These luxe lace-ups, one of our newest releases, are also designed for making big moves with comfort
and ease. They are crafted from a breathable, lightweight knit fabric, boosted by an on-trend rubber platform
sole and feature the brand’s signature “W” motif.

You can make your own bold moves in these memorable, dance-ready looks: Both the MCKENZEE boot
and HARTLEE sneaker are available in a range of neutral and bright hues.

PHOTO CREDITS
Stage photos: Getty Images
Sketch: Courtesy of Edmundo Castillo for Stuart Weitzman